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Jupiter is shrinking at the rate of about 2 cm each year because the planet radiates more heat than it receives from the Sun.

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The Mars One project is seeking to colonize Mars by 2023. The astronaut or colonists will spend the rest of their lives on the red planet.

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Scientists have estimated that there are nearly 2 billion earth-like planets in the Milky Way alone.

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There is enough space between the Earth and the moon to fit in the all the rest of the planets in the solar system.

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In 1997, 3 men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago.

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In the last 7 years, humanity has discovered 43 potentially habitable planets.

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Uranus is the coldest planet in our solar system, even though Neptune is farther from the sun.

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It snows metal on Venus.

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There is a giant smiley-face shaped crater on Mars.

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The sun light needs to pass more and more through the atmosphere.

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We can only see planets up to 13.8 billion light years far because the universe is 13.8 billion light years old.

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The planet Venus is nearly identical in size to Earth. Their radius differ in size by only 201 miles, with Earth being the larger.

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Saturn has a moon called Mimas and it has a crater in it that makes it look like the Death Star.

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There is a large hole 150 meters across on Mars, who bottom has not yet been seen.

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In 2012, Planet Hunter volunteers found a Neptune-sized planet thousand of light years away that orbits four stars